For 661 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Prisoners
Lowest review score: 0 The Color of Time
Score distribution:
661 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It might prove to be too insular to appeal to a wider movie audience, but to a passionate Anglophile like me, Queen and Country is a funny and nostalgic portrait of a bleak, rationed postwar England still digging its way out of the rubble.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s beautifully photographed and entertaining, with charming performances by Will Smith and newcomer Margot Robbie that tease and tantalize. You won’t be bored.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Anthony Hopkins plays the king of the hops, and he is excellent. So is the rest of the movie, a sober, no-frills account about the highest ransom ever collected up to that time — $10 million and counting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The senior set deserves a few crumpets with their tea, and Part Two, which takes up where the original left off, aims to satisfy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Every generation gets a new one, and this time, replete with computer graphics and singing mice, Kenneth Branagh has created a live-action fairy tale that pulls out every stop and spares no expense.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    From this less than enchanting excuse for a feature-length movie comes 5 to 7, featuring delicious performances, extremely witty dialogue without the customary Hollywood television punch lines, a convincing believability quotient, and some beautiful cameos, especially by Glenn Close and Frank Langella as Mr. Yelchin’s disapproving but modern, adaptable parents.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The movie moves as slowly as the oncoming fog, but Juliette Binoche is always a pleasure to watch, despite an awkward coda set in London that I found jarring.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s a metaphorical stretch for a simple movie title, but never mind. Closer to the Moon still manages to be a strange blend of history, black humor and art.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    There is a lot to admire here. Writer-director Alejandro Monteverde (Bella) is not afraid to take his time letting you get to know the characters or moving things along, but the movie never seems ponderous.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Its virtues are many and this filmed version of Hardy’s fourth novel is well worth seeing. It rises head and shoulders above most of what we’ve been seeing lately.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Better films about senior citizens displaced by a greedy housing market have been made. (Anyone for Vittorio De Sica’s Umberto D, or Ira Sachs’ recent heartbreaker Love is Strange, about a homeless elderly gay couple?) But the humorous script by Charlie Peters (based on a novel by Jill Ciment), fluidly directed by Richard Loncraine, makes this an agreeable experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s a high-class thriller without a single goose bump, but between the mother, the daughter, the lawyer, the Mafia, and the investors determined to separate Renée from her money and power, there’s enough material to juggle several balls in the air at the same time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The result is a somewhat reserved but sensual and gratifying movie that finds and polishes connections between literature and the screen while further catapulting the wonderful British actress Gemma Arterton several notches up the ladder toward international stardom.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl treats a serious subject with wackadoodle humor that is endearingly contagious. It’s tender, clever, wise and highly recommended.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    While the folks back at the Pentagon say stuff like “Where are our Navy Seals?” the audience is treated to jaw-dropping action sequences, enhanced by awesome special effects and staggering cinematography.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The film investigates a gallery of kinks, fetishes, oddball turn-ons, and pent up sexual repressions like somnophilia (sex with someone who is asleep), dacryphilia (tears and sobbing), unconventional role-playing, and worse. The results are sad and often laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A sweet, honest, well-acted and carefully constructed little film that truly lives up to its title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Don’t miss Tom at the Farm, the latest controversy in the oeuvre of acclaimed French-Canadian actor-writer-director Xavier Dolan, who has been labeled the “enfant terrible of queer cinema.”
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Richard Gere gives his most uncompromising three-dimensional performance in 20 years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A lot of the information in The Martian will be incomprehensible to the lay audience and the climax is…well, not exactly original. But it makes for one hell of an entertaining ride.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s a riveting film and I understood every word.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The physical abuse and emotional anguish sometimes borders on overkill, but the final outcome is overwhelming.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A mildly entertaining but well acted, sumptuously photographed and smartly written comedy with dark undertones about culinary addiction that can only be called “delicious.” See it and then check your cholesterol.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Bryan Cranston brings the complex personality of Trumbo to life with substance and humor.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    For the most part, this is a film with a pulse that wastes no time—a highly invigorating crowd pleaser that does nothing momentous but packs a big entertainment wallop doing it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Another riff on the aftermath of tragedy, Tumbledown is the meaningless title of a tender but clumsy romantic comedy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Bring plenty of Kleenex. A nickel pack won’t do.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    I found it flawed but fascinating, and a no-fail showcase for Tina Fey’s real talents as a serious actress. Best of all, this movie is never boring for a single minute.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s as exhilarating as any epic American thriller, and better than most. Racing pulses and a state of awe and terror are guaranteed.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The result is the kind of harrowing suspense that doesn’t come around very often, charged and informed by another powerful, galvanizing performance by the great Christopher Plummer.

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